Plant Biology

Effects of arachidonic acid supplementation in maturation diet on female reproductive performance and larval quality of giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Sadasivam Kaushik –– Studies on broodstock nutrition are of interest to improve and ensure progeny performance and for genetic improvement schemes.
Host plant affects morphometric variation of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Leon Higley –– This manuscript contributes to our understanding of morphological variation in an important insect pest species
Phytogeographic and genetic variation in Sorbus, a traditional antidiabetic medicine—adaptation in action in both a plant and a discipline

Editor rating: 7 / 10

David Day –– Important cross-disciplinary study combining social science and biochemistry to evaluate traditional medicine.
Analyzing pathogen suppressiveness in bioassays with natural soils using integrative maximum likelihood methods in R

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– There is a need for more manuscriot addressing models to answer biological questions
Widespread dieback of riparian trees on a dammed ephemeral river and evidence of local mitigation by tributary flows

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Leon Higley –– It provides valuable information on the interaction of biotic factors in shaping watershed (specifically river flow) structure.
A single-nucleotide-polymorphism-based genotyping assay for simultaneous detection of different carbendazim-resistant genotypes in the Fusarium graminearum species complex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The technique will be very valuable gor farmers
Predictions of potential geographical distribution and quality of Schisandra sphenanthera under climate change

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Chiyuan Miao –– The study supplies construction and advice for the protection and sustainable utilization of resources, and provides some measures and proposals for the prediction of the distribution and quality of medicinal plants under climate change conditions.
Controlled-release of Bacillus thurigiensis formulations encapsulated in light-resistant colloidosomal microcapsules for the management of lepidopteran pests of Brassica crops

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Dezene Huber –– Important step forward in the use of a pest management tactic.
Antibacterial and anti-adherence effects of a plant extract mixture (PEM) and its individual constituent extracts (Psidium sp., Mangifera sp., and Mentha sp.) on single- and dual-species biofilms

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– As known, bacterial adherence has a central role in the pathogenesis of oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal diseases, which are also known as plaque-related diseases. After tooth brushing, the tooth surface is immediately covered with saliva forming an acellular layer known as acquired pellicle that provides receptors for the oral bacteria to adhere and colonize. This is the first study to investigate the effects of PEM and its individual constituent plant extracts towards the adherence of bacteria in single- and dual-species biofilms.
Food safety in Thailand 4: comparison of pesticide residues found in three commonly consumed vegetables purchased from local markets and supermarkets in Thailand

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Graciela Piñeiro –– The article includes valuable information to the field as it describes an inconvenient but real situation concerning the use of excessive concentrations of harm pesticides on highly consumed food, supposedly to be free of them. Many characters should be involved to avoid this kind of issues, but periodic controls as might be required, are expensive and not available for developing countries. Therefore, this problem remains unknown most of the time. Is for that reason that any contribution to increase our knowledge about the security of the food that people decide to eat, will be successful and useful to spread the news and know how and why this is happening. Thus, this kind of papers should be welcome by the entire scientific community.